8–10 May 2018
Kossiakoff Center at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, Maryland


Honoring Achievement – An AIAA Tradition

Recognizing the very best in our profession for their outstanding achievement is one of the primary goals of the Institute, undertaken through its Honors and Awards Program. Since its inception, the program has honored thousands of the aerospace profession’s best and brightest for their meritorious achievements, technical contributions, committed service, section participation, and continued membership. AIAA is also pleased to partner with other societies for certain awards.

To view a full list of all AIAA Honors and Awards, visit the Honors and Awards list page. Select an award category below for a list of awards in that category.

Premier Awards 

AIAA's highest awards, presented during the annual Aerospace Spotlight Awards Gala.


Lectureship Awards

Distinguished lecturers share their research, contributions, and technological insights with AIAA members.


Educator Awards

Awards recognize educators for contributions and for motivating the next generation of aerospace professionals.


Publication Awards

Those who record aerospace science and technology are honored for their contributions.


Section Awards

The outstanding performance of sections or section members in areas such as communications and public policy are recognized each year.


Service Awards

AIAA members are recognized for dedication and participation in AIAA activities over a period of time.


Student Awards

Undergraduate and graduate students are recognized for their accomplishments and contributions.

Technical Excellence Awards 

Significant achievement in specific technical fields of aerospace is honored by these awards.

Dates to Remember

  • Final Presentation Deadline: 18 Apr 2018
  • Early Mem Reg Deadline: 23 Apr 2018
  • Cancellation Deadline: 29 Apr 2018

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